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Surprise! Delhi University Beats IIT Delhi and IISc in International Rankings

DU beat the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, which had a world rank of 399 and a score of 43.6.

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The Centre for World Universities Rankings (CWUR) is an annual academic ranking system of global universities. Part of their list this time were four Indian universities, out of which three managed to get a position in the top 500.

The top spot on this list went to the University of Delhi (DU), which has a world rank of 397 with 43.61 marks, reports The Tribune.

DU beat the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, which had a world rank of 399 and a score of 43.6.

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Third best in the country and 470 in the world, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, got 43.27 marks.

Panjab University (PU) came fourth in the country but lagged behind as 550th in the world with 43.06 marks. “Universities, Institutions and IISc have their unique strengths and get different scores as per different criterion and parameters. But, it is a matter of satisfaction that PU is regularly being ranked among the top universities of the country irrespective of the parameters”, Prof M Rajiv Lochan, director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell, told The Tribune.

So how does CWUR decide which university deserves to be on the top and which doesn’t? It does so by using eight objectives.

The quality of education of the university has a weight of 25 per cent. It is determined by the number of alumni who won major international awards and medals relative to the university’s size. The University of Calcutta was on the top in this list on the Indian chart.

The alumni employment carries a weight of 25 per cent also. It is determined by the number of alumni who have held CEO positions at prominent companies relative to the university’s size. IIT-Delhi topped the chart in this.

The other objectives include quality of faculty, publications, the Influence, citations, broad impact and patents, carrying different weights. It was according to this criteria that DU beat the other universities.

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